Trestle table Ipe

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Made this Trestle table for our new home. I will sit outside on the Lani under cover from the Fl sun.

We have 3 close couples' friends, and we play cards a lot. So the table will seat 10 , but made for 4 on each side facing each other for cards and drinking. Boys v. Girls.

It measures 10' 1" long, 37" wide. It can be knocked down.

It is made of Ipe. (Maple accents) Kind of a Wood Whisperer inspired table. The Ipe oil gives it a deep brown rich look.  I finished the top with GF satin, so it is pretty durable.

I used breadboard ends and some undermount boards to keep it flat. These allow for wood movement.

I used brass threaded inserts from Woodcraft (I think) with stainless bolts holding the top to the legs.

The stretcher is mortised into the legs, with wedges to pull it tight to the shoulders, there is a gentile curve in the stretcher which I think gives it an Asian look that you don't see in the photos.

I purchased the wood from Advantage Lumber, good price but I had to take what they sent.

Very pleased with the way it came out.

It took 5 of us to move it inside. It is a beast.

Thanks for looking.
 

Petey

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A beast, yes, but an awesome beast!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

May be heavy, but it looks great, well done. 

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice looking table.  With a table that long and made from ipe, it's probably a necessity for it to be knock-down-able.
yeah it's gotta weigh a ton,literally ? probably good though so the hurricanes dont blow it away-lol.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Gorgeous table! Ipe is a beautiful wood, and the maple accents look great with it.

When we had our deck (re)build some time back, the contractor offered us ipe as an option for it. After we saw the price, we opted for pressure-treated pine. :-) 
If anyone needs to run for cover - get under this table! 😂

Seriously - it is beautiful
Huge Project that is well one.  Ipe is a beautiful wood, and the maple accents are a plus. Ipe is not only a beautiful wood also very heavy and durable. This Table should last 2 or 3 life times, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Beautiful work, great craftsmanship. This should provide many hours of socializing with friends & family.
Nice job especially working with Ipe 
That's an awesome table Petey,  
I can't believe how flat it looks for how big it is.  
Great Job.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

I P 2.... but I'll table the effort Tepee.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Pete,

Great looking table, it is a beaut!!

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Flip it upside down, put a sail on it and you can cruise around the bay.

I would like to see it up close; sure is pretty from here.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

Beautiful table. Mary Ellen, please pass the potatoes!

Darrel